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Improve overall school performance from start to Finnish! Finland’s consistent performance in international student assessments has caused much curiosity in recent years. Educators around the world are exploring what Finland does well and how they remain at the top. Pasi Sahlberg has hosted multiple delegations of educators in Finland seeking ideas and tools to apply to their home districts, and has determined real change can begin with four uncomplicated ideas. Focusing on leading learners, this book considers topics like: • Physical activity is crucial for substantial learning • Enhancing equity is an essential component of success • Embedding ideas into your current leadership practices takes perseverance Finland’s particular brand of leadership culture in education is an ideal model for improving educational performance anywhere

Make Recess the Right of the Child
Make Recess the Right of the Child

Most school leaders would agree that time is a critical element in schooling. Time is a limited yet renewable resource in education. Often, if you wish to do more of something in your school, you need to do less of something else. Teaching and learning schedules are already packed so full that it is difficult to add more activities into them. It is a common belief, especially among politicians and other noneducators, that if something in school doesn’t work well, it is because too little time is spent on it.

I was once with a delegation of concerned mathematics teachers and mathematicians who were meeting with their state governor and his advisors ...

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